BM #115 Week 3 Day 2 - 

This version of Tomato Sabji is traditionally from Telangana and has been in Usha's family for at least 2 generations. 

I came across Tamata Ukkera (Tomato is pronounced as tamata in Telugu; Ukkera refers to a semi dry/stir fry sabji) in Usha's blog and was instantly drawn towards it. We all like tomato sabji in any form at home but adding sesame seed powder was a superb flavor enhancer.

Special thanks to Usha for helping me with the traditional aspects of the recipe and putting up with my questions :).

Recipe Source Usha
Ingredients - 

Tomato 3 big ones coarsely crushed
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
*Green Peas 1/2 cup (I used frozen peas)
Spring Onions finely chopped 2-3 Tbsp (Only the greens)
Ginger-garlic-green chili paste 2 tsp (or as per preference)
Salt, Turmeric as needed
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 3/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp or as needed
Sesame Seed Powder 1-2 Tbsp
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Oil 1 Tbsp

*Lima beans, Surti papdi lilva or fresh peas can be used instead

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and saute the finely chopped onions until they are translucent.

Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmerice, and red chili powder. 

Mix well, add the coarsely crushed tomatoes and green peas. Cover and allow the tomatoes to cook well.

After about 5-6 minutes, the tomatoes would have cooked well. Sprinkle salt, sesame seed powder and adjust the flavors. 

Cover and cook for another 5 minutes until the oil oozes out.

Remove from heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or roti.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

1 Responses to Tamata Ukkera ~ Tomato Curry with Sesame Seeds - A-Z Andhra Dishes

  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. The hue of the curry doesn't even hint at the presence of tomatoes at all. I bet it makes a yummy side dish for rotis and come shandy when one runs out of vegetables.

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